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PhilaU Psychology Professor Haas On Led Zeppelin and Music Plagiarism: The Atlantic

Richard Hass, assistant professor of psychology with expertise in music and creativity, talked about plagiarism in music and the recent lawsuit involving the rock group Led Zeppelin in an article in The Atlantic. Part of the problem was that “particularly …

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PhilaU PA Program Helps Fill the Need for Healthcare Providers in NJ: Star-Ledger

Philadelphia University’s Physician Assistant Studies Program in New Jersey is helping to fill the need for healthcare professionals in the state, The Star-Ledger reported Sept. 16. This is the second year of the Atlantic City-based program, which follows the same …

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PhilaU and TJU Approve Agreement to Combine in 2017: Philadelphia Inquirer, Business Journal, Inside Higher Ed, Yahoo! News, 6ABC and others

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University last week approved a binding agreement to combine as one comprehensive university, as reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Business Journal, Inside Higher Ed, 6ABC, CBSPhilly, Yahoo! News, NBC10, The Washington Times, Philadelphia magazine and …

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PhilaU and TJU Sign Combination Agreement To Become One University: Philadelphia Magazine

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University approve Combination Agreement to become one comprehensive university, Philadelphia magazine reported Sept. 9. While the universities may not seem similar at first, “what powerhouse Stephen Klasko, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and …

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Professor Janet Brady Evaluates Wedding Gown Cleaning: ABC Good Morning America

Janet Brady, associate professor of materials technology, was featured on a ABC Good Morning America report on cleaning wedding gowns that aired Sept. 1. Brady stained three identical gowns with red wine, grass, makeup and chocolate and later evaluated the …

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Industrial Design Alumnus Kakareka Named a “Who’s Next Entrepreneur”: Billy Penn

Industrial design graduate Renee Kakareka ’16, who created “smart” glasses to help the hearing impaired for her senior capstone and turned it into a startup, was named one of 17 “Who’s Next Entrepreneurs” by Billy Penn, the publication announced Aug. …

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Professor Mark Havens’ Book Celebrates Iconic Wildwood Motels: Philadelphia Magazine

Mark Havens, assistant professor of industrial design, has released a new book of photography celebrating the iconic mid-century architecture of Wildwood motels, Philadelphia magazine reported Aug. 25. In his book, Out of Season: The Vanishing Architecture of the Wildwoods, Havens …

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Sunderland to Judge Military Competition to Develop Protective Suits: Women’s Wear Daily, Los Angeles Times, Yahoo!

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland has been selected to judge a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense to redesign protective suits used by the military, Yahoo!, Women’s Wear Daily and the Los Angeles Times reported Aug. 24. The Joint Program …

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Industrial Design Senior Brosius Has Back-To-School Product at Target: Reading Eagle

Industrial design senior Jacob Brosius designed a silicone carrying case for cards and keys that was selected for Target’s back-to-school line this summer, the Reading Eagle reported Aug. 23. Brosius’ Sidekick was one of four Philadelphia University student designs selected …

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PhilaU Textile Engineer Sunderland Designs Innovative Olympic Rowing Suits: NBC10

Philadelphia University textile engineer Mark Sunderland designed innovative seamless unsuits for U.S. Olympic rowers, NBC10 reported Aug. 11. Sunderland’s rowing suit–in green–also was worn in Rio by Philadelphia rower Chierika Ukogu, who was the first female rower representing Nigeria, and …

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